Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 2 November 2019

Vivaldi's Dorilla In Tempe live from Wexford Festival Opera

Paul Herriott introduces Vivaldi's Dorilla In Tempe live from Wexford Festival Opera, a fairytale-like story that takes place in the valley of Tempe in Greece. The opera tells of the obstacles to the blissful union of Dorilla (a princess) and Elmiro (a shepherd) whose rival Nomio turns out to be the disguised god Apollo.

Vivaldi's Dorilla in Tempe - Prelude

Vivaldi's Dorilla in Tempe - Prelude

In advance of tonight's broadcast of Vivaldi's Dorilla in Tempe live from Wexford Festival Opera, Paul Herriott looks at music that inspired the work from the Red Priest.

Saturday August 15th - Wexford Festival Opera presents Stanford's Veiled Prophet

The 2019 Wexford Opera Festival exclusive concert performance of The Veiled Prophet by the Irish composer Charles Villiers Stanford, presented in association with Heritage Music Productions, headed by international pianist and Irish music specialist, Una Hunt. This performance marked the first time the opera was sung in English since it's performances in Hanover in 1881 in german. The cast features Thomas D Hopkinson as Caliph Mahadi, Simon Mechlinski as Mokanna, Sinead Campbell-Wallace as Zelica, Mairéad Buicke as Fatima, Gavan Ring as Azim, John Molloy as Abdullah and Dominick Felix as a young watchman. David Brophy conducts the Chorus and Orchestra of the Wexford Festival Opera, and the Chorus of TU Dublin Conservatoire. 

(First broadcast 9th November 2019) 


Saturday August 22nd - Macerata Opera Festival, Sferisterio presents Bizet's Carmen

Bizet's searing drama about a free-spirited Gypsy and the soldier determined to win her. This production comes from the wonderful outdoor arena in Sferisterio. Mezzo-soprano Irene Roberts sings the title character, and tenor Matthew Ryan Vickers is the hot-blooded Don José. Soprano Valentina Mastrangelo is Micaëla and David Bizic as Escamillo. The Marche Regional Orchestra, Vincenzo Bellini Coro Lirico Marchigiano and the Zamberletti Children's Chorus is conducted Massimo Fiocchi Malaspina. (Carmen at Macerata Opera Festival - photo Tabocchini)

Music Played on the Show

19:13

Title: Concerto No.1 In E Major (Spring)

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): Academy & Chorus Of St. Martin In The Fields

Album: Vivaldi The Four Seasons / BBC

Duration: 10:31

19:24

Title: Concerto No.2 In G Minor (Summer)

Composer: Vivaldi Antonio

Performer(s): Academy Of St Martin In The Fields

Album: Vivaldi The Four Seasons / BBC

Duration: 11:12

19:35

Title: Concerto No.3 In F Major (Autumn)

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): The Academy Of St Martin In The Fields

Album: Vivaldi The Four Seasons / BBC

Duration: 11:19

19:46

Title: Concerto No.4 In F Minor (Winter)

Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio

Performer(s): Academy Of St Martin In The Fields

Album: Vivaldi The Four Seasons / BBC

Duration: 9:21

23:30

Title: Calling All Angels

Composer: Siberry

Performer(s): Kd Lang With Jane Siberry

Album: Recollection (recordno: 7559797989) / Nonesuch / 7559797989

Duration: 5:12

00:00

Title: Dorilla In Tempe

Composer: Vivaldi

Performer(s): Manuela Custer, Marco Bussi, Veronique Valdes, Jose Maria Lo Monaco, Rosa Bove, Laura Margaret Smith, Rebecca Hardwick, Lizzie Holmes, Meriel Cunningham, Emma Lewis, Wexford Festival Chorus And Orchestra, Andrea Marchiol (Conductor)

Duration: 160:00

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Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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